To have Big Ben out against the Ravens just makes this loss hurt that much more, especially because it was a game the Steelers definitely could have won.
Reportedly nursing a sternoclavicular (SC) joint separation and, according to today's TV updates, a rib injury, much mystery remains regarding the severity of Big Ben's condition.
So, hey, after much early criticism when it came to the Steelers this season, it looks like they may be peaking right when it counts, especially with two games against the Baltimore Ravens looming.
It's taken weeks, but the Steelers have finally won two games in a row. Sure, the Washington Redskins haven't been a threat in years, but with upcoming star quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the Steelers somewhat ailing defense, this could have been a close one.
Like all season, the Steelers had trouble on defense as well as running the ball. Though Mendenhall looked great against the Eagles, this time he only had 6 yards on 6 carries before getting injured.
I think our pride becomes a problem because our natural tendency is to side with people that think like us, act like us and agree with us. At the same time we push away people who disagree with us, challenge us, question what we believe, or just don't see things the way that we do.
I'm a homosexual, 20-something Jewboy who enjoys the game of football as much as I enjoy scouring the shelves of Shakespeare & Co, so let me break it down for you by presenting my A-to-Z of America's favorite pastime.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are boasting a stellar record of 1-2 after losing to the previously hadn't-won-a-game-yet Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The defense fell asleep.
The Steelers, both offensively and defensively, seemed to find a rhythm and settle into things after the hype of week 1.
Most ruptures of the patellar tendon occur when the knee is bent and subject to more of a demand than it can tolerate.
The Cleveland Browns have a new owner and a new QB, the Steelers have new faces on the offensive line with old results, the Cincinnati Bengals hope to stave off sophomore slumps and the Ravens are still trying to make it over the hump.
When the finely honed bodies of elite athletes break down, these players' compulsion to get back in the game sometimes can lead them to embrace medical procedures that eventually may benefit the duffers among us and more.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward announced the ending of a great career Tuesday, but not a Hall of Fame career. Three receivers in Ward's era have consistently put together seasons better than Ward's absolute best season.
Call the bounty program that sought to hurt, maim, destroy and purposely injure high-powered football players what it is: criminal. This is organized crime at its worse -- nothing less.
Hines Ward represents everything about the city of Pittsburgh we're the most proud of: he's tough, he's a great mentor, he's selfless, he's a team player, he's loyal, he's good-looking, and he flashes a smile bright enough to cut through the dreariest and grayest of skies.
There's no place quite like Pittsburgh, an implausible and affable place of distinct and likeable neighborhoods, littered across a series of steep Southwestern Pennsylvania hills and secluded hollows, perched on cliffs and huddled down by its famed three rivers.